If an accident at work gives you a serious, catastrophic or disabling injury, do not settle with a workers’ compensation insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney. Severe work injuries may be more suited for personal injury lawsuits, which can end in greater compensation for the injured worker. The Huntsville work injury attorneys at Drake Law Firm can help you determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit, and if so, whether this is the right legal option for you. Arrange a free legal consultation today at (205) 970-0800.
Why Clients Trust Drake Law Firm
- We have maintained a success rate of close to 99% in our years representing personal injury clients. Our positive case results include several work injury claims.
- We have acquired a reputation in the area for delivering high-quality legal services, personalized strategies and aggressive negotiation tactics.
- We are happy to help clients obtain the legal information they need to move forward after a work accident by meeting people at home or in hospitals, if necessary.
- We never charge upfront to represent work injury clients. We only charge after we have won the case, and only if we win.
How Can a Work Injury Lawyer Help You?
After a work-related injury in Huntsville, it can seem easy to accept a workers’ compensation settlement and close your case. Alabama’s workers’ compensation system does not require you to prove anyone’s fault to obtain a settlement. If, however, someone else is responsible for causing your workplace accident, a civil claim against the negligent party could end in much greater compensation for your injury and related losses.
An attorney can review your work injury case for signs of fault, negligence, recklessness or malice by your employer, a coworker, a product manufacturer or another party. If a lawyer finds proof of negligence, he or she could help you bring a civil lawsuit against the appropriate party in the pursuit of maximum compensation for your damages. A civil suit with help from a lawyer could end in greater compensation than accepting an insurance settlement.
Statute of Limitations on Work Injury Claims
A typical workplace injury claim can involve multiple deadlines or statutes of limitations. First, you must report the injury within 30 days if you wish to qualify for workers’ compensation. Then, you have up to two years from the date of your injury to file the workers’ compensation claim. You will also have two years from the date of the injury to file a negligence-based personal injury claim in Alabama.
You cannot bring a personal injury lawsuit if you have already said yes to a workers’ compensation settlement offer from your employer’s insurance company. Once you take workers’ compensation, you give up the option of filing a suit against your employer. You may still file a claim in Madison County, however, if a party other than your employer caused your injury. You could be eligible for workers’ compensation and a personal injury suit against a third party. Speak to the lawyers at Drake Law Firm for more information about your specific occupational injury or illness.
Contact a Huntsville Work Injury Lawyer Today
Work injuries can include back strains, fall injuries, head and brain injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries, exposure to toxic substances, bone fractures, muscle injuries, lacerations and many other serious injuries. You may be eligible to recover the costs of your lost wages, lost future earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability costs, the death of a loved one, and other damages with help from our attorneys. Contact us today.
At Drake Law Firm, our Huntsville work injury lawyers can help clients through all types of accidents and cases. Whether your injury occurred from a transportation accident or an object falling on your head at work, contact us for a free consultation. You may be eligible for more money than an insurance company is offering you. Call (205) 970-0800 today.